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Playing the fear card

Howard Fineman and Jane Harman discuss playing politics with fear.

Fear Factor: The so called Patriot Act had nothing to do with patriotism... So it should come as no surprise that the "Protect America Act" has little to do with protecting Americans... nothing to do with protecting their constitutionally guaranteed freedoms like privacy... and everything to do with the White House's effort to operate outside the law.

 Our fifth story on the Countdown: The changes that were made last month to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillence Act were apparently made under false pretenses -- Congresswoman Jane Harman on that, in a moment. First. The Bush administration is tonight fighting to make those changes permanent... seemingly by scaring the Democratic majority into compliance. Hey, it has worked before.

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